Personal and work-related psychosocial factors play an important role in persisting symptoms and delaying return to work in individuals with back pain. Therefore, it is essential that physiotherapists have the motivation and skills to assess and manage psychosocial factors as part of back pain management. The aim of this study was to systematically review and summarize the literature on physiotherapists’ perceptions of and skills in assessing and managing psychosocial factors (Yellow and Blue Flags) in individuals with back pain.
- psychosocial factors
- blue flags